Weerasumana Weerasinghe, who represents the group that left the government and became independent, says that if the cabinet, including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, does not resign, they will have to be removed by a no-confidence motion, which will take into action from next week.
“We continue to say that this cabinet, led by the Prime Minister, should step down and appoint an all-party cabinet. It has not happened yet. Even groups in the SLPP are making this request. But it has not been listened to. Meanwhile, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya is preparing for a no-confidence motion. We discussed the matter with them, but the no-confidence motion was not presented to us in writing. We have to be flexible to find a solution to this crisis at this moment if the Prime Minister and the Cabinet do not intervene to step back and take this decision. We will have to support the no-confidence motion filed by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya or we present another no-confidence motion to remove the Prime Minister and the Cabinet and form a new government. The decision taken at this moment is to prepare for the formation of that all-party government. IMF talks will end by April 24. Accordingly, after the 24th it will not be possible for us to allow this government to exist. Therefore, we hope to enter the next political action constitutionally within the next week. ”
Weerasumana Weerasinghe, a Member of Parliament representing the Independent Group of Parliamentarians, stated this while expressing his views to the media yesterday (23).